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Nestlé Skin Health to Form Non-Prescription Acne Joint Venture with Guthy-Renker

March 24, 2016

Lausanne, 24 March 2016 – Nestlé Skin Health S.A., a global leader focused on science-based solutions for skin health, announced today that it has entered into a definitive agreement with Guthy-Renker LLC, a leading direct marketing company, under which it will acquire a majority stake in a joint venture focused on the global consumer acne market. The new venture will unite Nestlé Skin Health’s science-based innovation and expertise in skin health with Guthy-Renker’s consumer insights and digital expertise under the Proactiv brand, the world’s leading non-prescription acne brand.

This transaction is subject to competition authority clearances and other customary closing conditions.

About Nestlé Skin Health

Nestlé Skin Health’s mission is to enhance quality of life by delivering science-based solutions for the health of skin, hair and nails. As one of the category’s leading companies, Nestlé Skin Health conducts ground-breaking product research to provide both the healthcare community and the consumer with an ongoing progression of innovative technologies and products to protect, serve and enhance skin health.

About Guthy-Renker

Guthy-Renker is one of the leading direct marketing companies with broad distribution including television, digital, direct mail and other retail channels. Its portfolio of consumer brands includes Proactiv as well as dozens of other products in the beauty, skincare, entertainment and wellness categories.

Media Contact

Sébastien Cros,
Head of Corporate Communications, Nestlé Skin Health
+41 79 529 59 85

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